Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Medicare has the policy that if a patient receives home health care they have to be "homebound." The only reason they are allowed to leave their residents is to go to the doctor's office, go to an adult-day-care program, attend religious services, or go to a salon to have their hair done! Well, that's what I did this week - I had my hair cut and colored. Someone in that department knew what they were doing when they made that rule. It sure helps your mental health!!

Steve Says:
I can understand how Medicare needs a strict definition to determine who needs benefits, but fear of losing benefits will keep some patients homebound, instead of getting them out and off benefits.

We took my mom out shopping yesterday and she's doing great. Soon she will be able to drive herself and not need these benefits anymore. That's a good thing.


I haven't been to the movies in months but from what I've read, I haven't missed much. The only one that sounds good to me is "Solitary Man" staring Michael Douglas as an aging New York rascal convinced against all evidence that he still has what it takes.

How time marches on - I remember him when he was a kid and his father Kirk was a handsome leading man!


The only reading I've done in a while is the daily newspaper and some magazines, just starting to catch up with my blogging friends.

Once I get to the library I have a few books on my list that I'm looking forward to reading.

I recently read a review on a book entitled "The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff and Other Stores" by Joseph Epstein. It's a book of short stories that takes place in a neighborhood on the far side of Chicago called West Rogers Park in which a fragile, solitary man wonders what to do with his life. He's been a widower for three years and meets a pretty, vivacious widow in her early 50's from LA who turns out to be filthy rich.

Sounds like some light reading that I would enjoy.


There's not much of anything on TV - The only show I've been watching on a regular basis is "Friday Night Lights."

Image Courtesy NBC

For whatever reason when I do tune in on "Glee" it just doesn't hold my interest.

Image Coutesy AMC via EW

Two shows I'm looking forward to are "Hung" which starts June 27, HBO and "Mad Men" July 25, AMC.


This coming Wednesday I'll be joining my group for a game of Mah Jongg - haven't played in a very long time, even if I lose all my money, it will be great to be back in the game!!

Why do I think you will not lose all your money and want to tell your playing pals to be careful? Sounds like you are getting back into the swing of things pretty fast.
I love that you're back out! Getting ones hair done is SO vital so some women (me included). Somebody was seeing a bit of sense when the rules were being written.
Look out World, Millie's back!
I am a Mad Man fan, too.
I'm glad you had your hair done!!! My favorite lift is a manicure and pedicure!!!! Sheer decadence!!! LOL

On my trip up north I played cards with my stepmom and her girlfriends (all 80s ladies) every day before supper and had a blast. I wish I could do that here.
Millie, it is a delight to see you walking so easily!! I'm glad you got your hair done and out to shop!
Because of your many reference to it, I recently got into Mad Men.
I agree with your assement of "Glee" I really tried to watch this show but it seemed geared too much toward just teens. I did like the musical interludes however.

A new funny detective show that I have watched a few times is "Good Guys". Might be worth a try. Sort of slapstick. One young dective( Colin Hanks. Tom Hanks son) and an older veteran detective who is a real bird. Comes on here in Atlanta on Monday night at 9 PM.
So glad to hear that all is going well with you. Continued improvement with your recovery
Its great to know that your back out moving around. Keep the blood flowing and the brain moving.
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